Property use, noise, and graffiti

Graffiti covered wall in rough urban area

A person's quality of life can be undermined by noisy neighbours, unsightly graffiti, messy properties, unregulated businesses, and similar problems.

The City is committed to helping citizens enjoy a good quality of life by regulating and enforcing property use, noise, and graffiti issues.

See bylaws and regulations

Property use and maintenance

Property use and maintenance: view related regulations and bylaws, helpful resources, and contact information if you have concerns.

Managing graffiti

Manage graffiti

Find out how to manage graffiti, including removing it now and preventing it in the future.

Managing noise

Manage noise

Noise is part of urban life, but too much noise is a problem. Learn the rules, what you can do on your own, and who can help.

Contact the Development and Building Services Centre about building and zoning

 The Services Centre and Phone Centre will close for the Christmas holidays at 3pm on Monday, December 24 and will reopen at 8:30am on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.


Location and mailing address
Development and Building Services Centre
Ground floor
515 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4A8

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm

Tuesday, Thursday
8:30am to 4:00pm

Free 2-hour parking
West 10th Ave parking lot,
between Cambie and Yukon

Bothered by high weeds, cars on the lawn, or an illegal business?

Find out how to get help with a property use or maintenance concern - the process, the timeline, and more.

Report a property concern